International

This week offered an advance look at the outcome of the EU Data Protection Directive Consultation and review process.  The draft Regulations would replace the existing EU Data Protection Directive, and together with other changes,...

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In an appearance before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism yesterday (Tuesday, November 1), Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer provided insight into the Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime (the “TOC Strategy”). ...

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A Dutch certification authority (CA) name Diginotar has been hacked and the attackers issued themselves at least one  rogue certificate in the name *.google.com.  As a result, the attackers can impersonate google.com on the web,...

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German Data Protection officials for the state of Schelswig-Holstein issued instructions last Friday to organizations with Facebook pages or websites using the “like” button social plug-in to remove the links to Facebook.  Such organizations have...

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At Black Hat this past week, research was publicly unveiled that some commentators say could lead to smart card hacking effectively reaching the domain of script-kiddies.  In a session entitled “Reviving Smart Card Analysis”, Karsten...

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This week, the Chinese government announced the creation of a new office within the State Council General Information Office. The role of this office is to oversee and coordinate the efforts of the many agencies...

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